Hope you all had a great day!
NaPhoPoMo – National Photo Posting Month, yes, it’s a thing. At least according to one of my fave blogs to follow. I remember a few people doing it last year but since I was a little late in finding them, I didn’t join in the fun. This year I decided why not, I should be able to handle posting a picture and a little background each day. I know myself well enough to know I wouldn’t be able to write an actual post for each day of November. That would be just craziness.
Anyways, for my first picture(s) I decided to share my new fall mantle and decor. I had so much fun decorating our fireplace mantle for Halloween that I was looking forward to changing it up for a more fall/Thanksgiving look. And I already have some ideas for Christmas… oh my, do I ever. But first, Fall…
I get giddy looking at our fireplace. It’s been such a dream of mine to be able to do this and I’m having a blast with it. I know to some this isn’t important. But I like making our home pretty and enjoyable for everyone. It’s homey.
A few close up shots. Aren’t the owls just the cutest. I found them at Big Lots, among other things.
Have you been to a Big Lots? I hadn’t been in a while and couldn’t believe all the things I found. Their Christmas decor is insane and I already have my eyes on a reindeer and sleigh outdoor decoration. I told the hubby earlier he better put me on a strict budget otherwise I may bankrupt us. I want all the pretty things. 🙂
Hope you are having a good week! Happy November!
One day I’m happily decorating my fireplace mantel (a dream come true)…
Just goes to show you that you always have to pay attention and heed the warnings. It looked as though Hurricane Matthew wouldn’t me much to worry about for us and then that drastically changed. We are currently under a hurricane warning which means that hurricane strength winds are expected within the next 36 hours. We are taking precautions and are preparing as best as we can. After work today, the kids and I will go to my mom’s.
If you are in any way affected by Hurricane Matthew please be safe and take precautions!!! See you on the other side.
Today was a good day. Any Sunday that feels like a Saturday because Monday is a day off, is a good Sunday. But today was extra good. We celebrated Rosh Hashanah with great-grandma, and Corey’s aunt and uncle. It was the first time that grandma was over at the new house and the first time we used the new dining room. Now, the house is quiet, everything is cleaned up and mostly put away and I’m sitting on our new blue couch enjoying the view and the quiet. So I decided to take a few minutes and share the latest batch of #onegoodthing Instagram pics.
Day 264: A Snapseed edit of another gorgeous sunset. I swear they just keep getting better and better. I remember, when we first found out about the house, we sat on the steps leading to the pool, and watched our first sunset and we were in awe… I’m still in awe. At the view. At nature. The fact that we get to call this place home.
Day 265: Picked up another, this time much smaller, hitch hiker. I think this little cutie lives in the hood of my car, as I’ve seen him before. He hung on for quite some time before he decided under the hood might be safer and less windy. 🙂
Day 266: It seems to be the week for lizards. I saved this tiny, little fellow from certain “death by cat” when I found him in the bathroom. Had Finn gotten to him first, I would have found him in different shape.
Day 267: See that smile? Someone was beyond happy and excited that she got to spend her birthday weekend with Mickey at World Disney World. We started the weekend off with a great dinner at the steakhouse in the hotel we stayed at (The Yacht Club) and continued on from there.
Day 268: Saturday was all about Mickey and friends and some princesses too. This was the first time little one got to spent the whole day at the Magic Kingdom and it was just us girls since the boys prefer Epcot. We had sooo much fun!!!
Day 269: Sunday morning started at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) and ended at home with an ice-cream birthday cake, flowers and a balloon. You can’t have a birthday without any cake, can you?
Day 272: From Mickey ears to cat ears. Getting into the Halloween spirit. She’s decided to be a cat for her school Halloween party and parade and Princess Jasmin for trick or treating on actual Halloween.
Day 273: Science fun. Sometimes, when I prep labs I get to mix fun colored motions and potions for the students. As a whole my job is pretty interesting and fun even when there often is a lot of work. But it’s good, definitely a good thing.
Day 274: Time to rid myself of those pesky grays, at least for the next 6 weeks or so before I have to do it all over again. Made to order hair color is definitely a good thing. It’s a little more expensive that what you get at the salon but it comes in the mail every 7 weeks and it’s made just for me and I can adjust it and tweak it if I so choose. I’m pretty happy with this color. It’s a little darker than I initially anticipated but I like it and the way the red tones shimmer through when light hits it. But best of all, it cover those grays really well.
Day 275: Yesterday, early morning, the furniture for our “formal” living room or the blue room as I like to call it, arrived. I love it so much and I couldn’t wait to decorate and set it it up. There are still a few things missing but I love how the house is coming together.
Day 276: L’Shana Tova. Wishing everyone who celebrates a good year! We got to celebrate with great-grandma and Corey’s aunt and uncle. It was nice to have them over, grandma for the first time and christen the new dining room. There’ll be so many firsts in this new house, our home and I’m looking forward to all of them…
Good times. Good things. All around us if we only choose to look. Hope there’s lots of good in your life too. Talk soon!!!
And here we are again. A penny short. A day late. But I’m here and so are my pics from the last week or so of my #onegoodthing IG project 365.
Day 254. A gorgeous sunset. They keep getting better and better, especially after a storm. Someone pinch me? How did I get so lucky to be able to enjoy this view every night?
Day 255. Finn was watching over me doing my school work. A marathon session it was. But worth it. Got an A on my quiz. Getting it done and working towards my goal.
Day 256. Hubby told me to come quick and grab my camera because there was a flock of Ibis in the backyard but I was more interested in this endangered wood stork who decided to grace us with his presence. So excited I managed to get a shot of him.
Day 257. Working in a school science lab is never, ever dull. Here are the new baby turtles we rescued and 2 days later another batch arrived. They are just popping up everywhere.
Day 258. Finn lounging near me on the couch. She’s happy as long as she can stretch out on one of our super soft and comfy blankets. And don’t you dare try take one away.
Day 259. Curriculum night surprises are always fun. This was Ally’s self-portrait hiding behind a list of things she likes and we had to guess who our child was. I love this so much!
Day 260. It’s that time of year again. Friday night lights. But not to watch football (okay, maybe a little). It’s all about half-time show and the dance team. So proud of how far my Ash has come. She’s pretty awesome.
Day 261. Stormy skies. Snapseed helps add a little drama and popping color.
Day 262. Could she be any more gorgeous? I just love her smile. Of course I’m super biased. She is my favorite red head after all. Posing at the furniture store. We had so much fun shopping for some more pieces together. Of course, she thinks my taste sucks. Lucky for me she already outfitted her room and this one was all mine. 🙂
Day 263. The two big kids with our my new lab pets this afternoon. Ashley and Tangier, the leopard geckos. They are pretty cool. The geckos. Well, the kids too. And yes, they are animal lovers, just like their mama.
So there you have it. Recap of the last 10 days of my #onegoodthing project 365.
Hope all is well with you! Have a fantastic week! See you in a bit.